It was announced that new character Vinder, played by Jacob Anderson, will make his debut in the upcoming season joining Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
The 13th season of Doctor Who will premiere later this year, though no specific date has been revealed.
With Jodie Whittaker once again reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor, fans can look forward to seeing her on her adventures once again as she fights the good fight across space and time.
With the added time and protocols required for the filming of Doctor Who Season 13, the production is completing a total of eight episodes rather than the usual 11.
Talking about Doctor Who Season 13, showrunner Chris Chibnall previously said: “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. We’re thrilled to be back making the show.
“Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous COVID working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual 11.
He added: “But rest assured, the ambition, humor, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period – but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, said: “We are so thrilled to have unlocked the TARDIS, dusted down the sonic and be able to start filming again for the next season of Doctor Who. The amazing production team, crew and cast have worked wonders to get us shooting again in these challenging times. It’s going to be as fun-filled and action-packed as ever – with plenty of surprises.”
The Thirteenth Doctor was last seen in the festive special “Revolution of the Daleks,” in which the Doctor’s best friends Yaz (Gill), Ryan (played by Tosin Cole) and Graham (played by Bradley Walsh) have to pick up their lives without her.
However, they soon discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek without the Doctor? Even with Captain Jack’s help, the gang are set to face one of their biggest and most frightening challenges yet.
The holiday special featured exciting guest stars, including John Barrowman MBE, who reprised his role as Captain Jack Harkness, alongside Chris Noth (Sex and the City), who was back as the disgraced Jack Robertson.
Dame Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, Succession) also made her Doctor Who debut for the special, alongside television star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (The Trial of Christine Keeler).